rosemary oil

Fragrant plant oil derived from rosemary (Latin name Rosmarinus officinalis). This ingredient is used primarily as a fragrance in cosmetics, but the volatile chemicals that give it its fragrance (camphor is among them) are also capable of causing sensitivity when applied to skin.

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